Listphile.com gives users more ways to utilize the power of the basic list. Users can create any list on just about any topic they can come up with. The user’s list shows related tags, contributors and editing history. List stats are also displayed that show how many times the list was viewed, total number of items contained, number of contributors and the moderator’s name. Google Maps can be embedded to show location-based lists exactly as they appear within a geographic region. Other lists utilize thumbnails to show the relationship between images or subjects. Basic text lists are also included, creating a full spectrum of flexible options that give the user total freedom when creating a functional, interesting list for their audience. Embedding links are offered as well so users can post their lists to blogs, websites, forums and profiles.
Listphile was founded by Steve de Brun. The concept behind the application was born out of natural human curiosity. The founder wanted to create a tool that allowed users to reveal interesting facts, data and relationships in a way that was engaging and easy to read. Listphile is currently in beta, but promises to deliver a number of handy tools that can give the user everything they need to construct an attention-grabbing list.
Listphile.com was shut down in 2012.
Listphile has gathered a number of options together to give the user complete freedom when organizing and designing their lists. There are a number of alternative applications that offer a similar service, however Listphile is one of the most basic and efficient currently available. The user can create a standard text list or spice their lists up with thumbnail images or embedded Google Maps that depict the data more accurately.
Listphile has a welcoming, friendly feel to it that invites users to step inside and try their hand at building a list. The site color scheme blends unique shades of brown, blue and green in a way that is harmonious to the eye. The lists are presented as the user chooses, with images in a grid or row or one embedded Google Map with each location marked. Listphile has managed to offer up a collection of simple features that allow the user to create something unique and functional.
A new user can join Listphile by clicking the small blue “Signup” link nestled in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage (above the site search tool). A pop up box appears with the short registration form positioned in the left hand column. The form asks for a username, password and email address as well as terms of service agreement. After submitting the form, the user must check their email inbox for a confirmation message to complete registration and login. A middle column is available for users who prefer to create an account with their OpenID credentials.
Listphile invites all users to join for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges required when creating an account and utilizing the current features. Users should note that the application is currently in a beta status, so it is possible that a paid membership or al la carte features may be added later on. There is no indication that a fee will be added to the application anytime soon.
Listphile.com could work for anyone interested in creating a list. Professionals can put together a list of items related to their product or service while individuals can create a fun, entertaining collection of items to share with others. The application provides an embedding option so users can share their lists on other websites, blogs and forums. The application is easy to understand and gives the user total freedom when building a new list.